Saturday, 14 June 2014

Other songs by Tamsin Quin

Scared is a new song by Tamsin. This is a lyrically strong song that will resonate with many people. Catchy and upbeat this song focuses on Tamsin’s vocals, which are raw and unpolished. With a great acoustic sound this song is just perfect lyrically and vocally.

Falling is a gorgeous folk song with a strong indie sound. Tamsin’s vocals are powerful and engaging on this quite anthemic song. Tamsin’s vocals are never over shadowed by instrumentation allowing listeners to get the most out of her wonderful vocals. A really striking song that stands out because it is so good.

Wait And See is a fast paced folk/acoustic song with echoes of KT Tunstall in Tamsin’s high class vocals. Here again Tamsin’s vocals are the highlight of the song. Although polished her vocals still sound raw and unrestricted. Tamsin gives each songs she sings a character of their own. They take on their own identity, which allows them to stand on their own as individual things of greatness and beauty.

Tangled Up In Love is a catchy folk song infused with a bluesy/roots sound. This song is quite soulful and Tamsin’s vocals belay this with a rich velvety sound throughout the chorus of the song. The remainder of the song shows off Tamsin’s raw uncut vocals. A real mixed bag of sounds and genres this song is interesting and quite captivating. It is a real shame when this song comes to an end as you want to hear more, much more.

Tired Hands is a lovely folk song brought to life by Tamsin’s earthy vocals. Once again quite raw in sound Tamsin’s vocals give this song plenty of depth and character. 

Tamsin Quin - Where My Footprints Will Stay EP

A heady mix of folk and acoustic music finished off with a dash of blues and some intense and impassioned vocals

Tamsin Quin is a hugely talented singer/songwriter from the South West of England. Tamsin’s songs combine raw exuberance with quirky lyrics and heartfelt words. Her songs portray a natural talent for putting real life down in words. A heady mix of folk and acoustic styles Tamsin’s vocals are refreshing and distinctive. Her vibrant personality comes across in all that she sings as does her passion for life and all that it throws at her. Her songs are personal, like browsing through a young girl’s journal, but it is that personal touch that makes her music so great and worth listening to. Tamsin’s EP offers listeners a glimpse into the word of Tamsin Quin and all the talent she has to offer. One listen just won’t be enough as this collection of six songs is truly addictive on the ear! Bow And Arrow opens the EP with a bang. A catchy chorus and wonderful vocals along with an intoxicating mix of folk and pop give this song tremendous energy. Demons is a sophisticated folk song with a strong blues feel. Tamsin’s vocals are powerful, charming and full of character. There could easily be comparisons between Tamsin and the hugely successful folk singer Kate Rusby. Their vocals belay some similarities but Tamsin’s bluesy overtones give her songs a new depth. Tamsin effortlessly tells a story through her changes of tempo and obvious enthusiasm for the songs that she sings. Work Is Not Life is a slow raw song; with hardly any instrumentation allowing Tamsin’s naturally gifted vocals to shine. The pace of the song picks up slightly towards the end then sinks back to its original slow pace. A lovely transition! Backwards is a wonderful acoustic folk song with heavy emphasis on vocals. Stripped right back Tamsin’s vocals show confidence and passion. Filled with emotion this song is of the highest quality throughout. Homelands is a wonderful folk song with a strong acoustic sound. A slow song full of angst and filled with poetic lyrics that are so succinct. Been So Long ends the EP on a wonderfully bluesy note. Tamsin’s vocals are so intense on this rather soulful final song. Once again this song is lyrically strong. This is a charming collection of songs all of a very high standard and brought to life by Tamsin’s effortless and genuinely amazing vocals.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Dirt Road Angels CD

Dirt Road Angels
Dirt Road Angels
Pump Records DRA01
Five talented female singer-songwriters showcase their music on one amazing album
Dirt Road Angels is a project that sees five hugely talented female Canadian singer-songwriters come together on one album. Each of the five artists performs three tracks showcasing their diverse musical interests and styles.  With a wealth of experience in the music industry these artists are definitely a force to be reckoned with. All of the songs featured are originals.  The overall feel of the album is country but country mixed with other genres. The mixed album is kick started with three songs by Shawna Lynne who is more of a traditional modern country singer. Shawna has performed all over Canada and has opened for many top country acts. Kick Down The Door is a high octane fast tempo song. Shawna’s vocals are strong and easy on the ear. This song is catchy and has some lovely instrumentation, which only serves to enhance the quality of the song. The Dancing Queen is a much slower offering with delicate vocals. Written by Larry Wayne Clark, Shelly Rann and Marc Rosa this is a charming song with heartfelt lyrics. Shawna puts a lot of emotion into the vocals. An outstanding track! I Wish I Was A Train really showcases Shawna’s traditional country sound. Once again delightful vocals make this song a joy to listen to.  Karen Claypool is the second artist to be featured on the CD. Karen’s vocals are distinctive and really interesting. Karen’s music is more pop than country. Titanic was co-written with Rob Hewes and is a pop song with an easy listening sound. Done is a high quality song that really stands out. Lovely vocals, which are quite delicate – never overpowering. This song has a strong country/pop feel and is worthy of a high chart placing. Rewind has an edgy vibe, another strong offering from this talented young lady who sounds a cross between Taylor Swift and Suzanne Vega. Country/rock singer Dahlia Wakefield is the third singer-songwriter to be showcased. Dahlia’s vocals are strong and always entertaining. Unsatisfied is a powerful rocky country song. Dahlia sounds a little like Carrie Underwood on this extremely catchy high class modern country song. Beautiful illustrates how Dahlia can sing both rocky up-tempo songs with class and then swap easily to a delicate charming slow song with angelic vocals. Warming vocals and stripped back instrumentation make this song so delightful. All The Way To Heaven is a pop infused country song. This song is a glorious vocally driven song, a perfect example of what a strong modern country song should sound like! Shila Marie grew up influenced by the music of top selling artists like Dolly Parton and Shania Twain. Shila Marie has a distinctive vocal style. Her vocals are raw and unpolished. Whirlwind is edgy and blends modern country and pop together effortlessly. Her vocals engage the listener because they sound fresh and natural. Love Can’t Be Denied is a slow moody country song. Once again it is the vocals that stand out and give the song depth and character. A delicate emotive song co-written by Shila Marie this is perhaps the main highlight of the whole album. Truly beautiful this song captures the heart and brings a tear to the eye. Be There is a heavier song with a modern country feel to it. All three of Shila Marie’s songs are outstanding and so unique mainly due to her classy vocals. Danita is the final artist on this rather impressive album. All five artists deserve their place on the CD as they all bring something new and interesting to the world of music. Danita is known for combining rock with country to create an edgy upbeat sound. Ripped Jeans is a powerful rock infused country song. Leaning more towards rock than country this song needs to be played with the volume turned up high. Danita has strong powerful vocals that are never consumed by the blasting instrumentation. Co-written by Danita it is worth paying attention to the lyrics of this song as quite a story unfolds throughout the course of the song. Not everyone’s cup of tea, this song is not for the faint hearted. Rare Bird is Danita’s second offering and a pleasant one at that. In complete contrast to Ripped Jeans this is a slow offering with an interesting sound. Worthy of more than one airing. I Did It For Love brings the album to a close. Although there are fifteen songs on the album time seems to fly and the ending comes all too soon. I Did It For Love is a crazy, heavy rock/country song. A really punchy song to end the album on. All in all it is obvious that all five of these ladies are really talented in their respective fields of music. There are so many stand out songs on this album and much praise can be heaped on each individual singer-songwriter. A very worthy project this album will hopefully encourage music fans to look out for further albums by all five of the featured artists in the months to come.